Calmann-Lévy

Calmann-Lévy is a French publishing house founded in 1836 by Michel Lévy as Michel Lévy frères. His brother Kalmus Calmann Lévy joined in 1844, and the firm was renamed Calmann Lévy in 1875 after Michel's death.[1]

Calmann-Lévy
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Parent companyHachette
Founded1836
FounderMichel Lévy and Kalmus "Calmann" Lévy
Country of originFrance
Headquarters locationParis
Publication typesBooks
Official websitecalmann-levy.fr

HistoryEdit

In 1836, Michel Lévy (1821–1875) founded the publishing house of Michel Lévy frères. In 1844, his brother Kalmus "Calmann" Lévy (1819–1891) joined the publishing house.[2] After Michel's death in 1875, Calmann became the sole proprietor and the firm was renamed Calmann Lévy.[1] Shortly before his death, he admitted his three sons into a partnership.[2]

By 1875, the company was among the foremost publishing houses of Europe. It was the publisher of most of the important French authors of the second half of the 19th century, including Balzac, Baudelaire, René Bazin, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Dumas, Flaubert, Victor Hugo,[3] Lamartine, Ernest Renan, George Sand, Stendhal. It 1891, it published the memoirs of the Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord,[4] and in 1893, the memoirs of Alexis de Tocqueville.[5] In 1893, Calmann was succeeded by his sons Georges, Paul, and Gaston, who went on to publish authors including Anatole France, Pierre Loti and Proust.[6][7]

During Nazi occupation, Gaston Lévy was interned, and the publishing company, run by the Germans, was renamed Éditions Balzac in 1943. After the liberation, the company was headed by Léon Pioton. Authors edited in the postwar period include: Arthur Koestler, Elia Kazan, Anne Frank, and later Donna Leon, Nicolas Hulot, Patricia Cornwell, Guillaume Musso, among others.[8]

Present dayEdit

Since 1993, Calmann-Lévy has been owned by publisher Hachette (which is in turn owned by Lagardère Group).[8]

Book seriesEdit

  • Action, amour, aventure
  • Les années du...
  • Bibliothèque contemporaine[9]
  • Bibliothèque des voyageurs
  • Bibliothèque dramatique
  • Bibliothèque littéraire
  • Bibliothèque théâtrale
  • Bibliothèque des chefs-d'ieuvre du roman contemporain
  • Calmann-Lévy collection
  • Calmann-Lévy collection nouvelle
  • Châteaux, décors de l'histoire
  • Collection bleue
  • Collection engagements
  • Collection Hetzel et Lévy
  • Collection le prisme
  • Collection les romans de la rose
  • Collection le zodiaque
  • Collection masques et visages
  • Collection Michel Lévy
  • Collection Nelson: Chefs-d'oeuvre de la littérature
  • Collection Presses Pocket
  • Collection roman d'ailleurs
  • Diaspora[10]
  • Dimensions SF[11]
  • Edition du centenaire
  • E. Guillaume et Cie
  • Essai société
  • Collection France de toujours et d'aujourd'hui
  • L'Heure H
  • Interstices[12]
  • Liberté de l'esprit[13]
  • Le Livre de poche[14]
  • Médailles d'or
  • Nouvelle collection historique
  • Nouvelle collection illustrée
  • Nouvelle collection Michel Lévy
  • L'Ordre des choses[15]
  • Perspectives économiques
  • Pour nos enfants
  • Pourpre[16]
  • Questions d'actualité
  • Le Romantisme des classiques[17]
  • Temps & continents
  • Traduit de[18]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b « La fulgurante saga familiale des frères Lévy, inventeurs de l’édition moderne », Noémie Grynberg, Israel Magazine, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Paris Dispatch to the London Daily Telegraph (5 July 1891). "CALMANN-LEVY'S DEATH". The New York Times. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  3. ^ Juliette Drouet - Édition des Lettres de Juliette Drouet à Victor Hugo ISSN 2271-8923 Accessed 14 February 2016
  4. ^ "TALLEYRAND'S MEMOIRS.; MEMOIRS OF THE PRINCE DE TALLEYRAND. Edited with a preface and notes by the Duo de Broglie of the French Academy. Translated by Mrs. Angus Hall. Vol. IV. G.P. Putnam's Sons. New-York and London. 1891. MEMOIRES DU PRINCE DE TALLEYRAND. Publies avec une preface el des notes par le Duo de Broglie dedl'Acadmie Francaise, IV. Paris: Calmann-Levy. Editeur: 1891. New-York: Boston". The New York Times. 20 December 1891. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  5. ^ "DE TOCQUEVILLE MEMOIRS; AMERICA, LOUIS PHILIPPE, AND LOUIS NAPOLEON. SOUVENIRS DE ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE. Publies par le Comte de Tocqueville. Paris; Calmann Levy. New-York; Amblard & Meyer Brothers". The New York Times. 2 April 1893. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  6. ^ "CALMANN-LEVY, 77, PUBLISHER, IS DEAD; Head of the House Which First Printed Works of Anatole France Succumbs in Paris". The New York Times. 10 February 1937. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Letter from Gaston Calmann-Lévy to Marcel Proust, 25 June 1918". www.library.illinois.edu. University of Illinois Library. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  8. ^ a b Mollier, Jean-Yves (2014). Michel & Calmann Lévy: Ou la naissance de l'édition moderne 1836-1891 (in French). Calmann-Lévy. ISBN 978-2-7021-5100-6. Retrieved 2 November 2020.
  9. ^ Jules Noriac, Paris tel qu'il est, Paris: Calmanny-Lévy, 1884, (Bibliothèque contemporaine), publisher's advertisement. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  10. ^ se:"Collection Diaspora.", worldcat.org. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  11. ^ Collection Dimensions SF (CALMANN-LÉVY), noosfere.org. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  12. ^ Collection Interstices (CALMANN-LÉVY), noosfere.org. Retrieved 11 November 2021.
  13. ^ se:"Liberté de l'esprit.", worldcat.org. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  14. ^ Vercors, Le silence de la mer, et autres récits, Paris: Calmanny-Lévy, 1951 (Le Livre de poche), publisher's advertisement. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  15. ^ Robert Chapuis, Les chrétiens et le socialisme : témoignage et bilan, Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1976, frontispiece. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  16. ^ se:"Collection Pourpre.", worldcat.org. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  17. ^ Emile Deschanel, Boileau, Charles Perrault, Paris: CCalmanny-Lévy, 1891 (Bibliothèque contemporaine), frontispiece. Retrieved 10 November 2021.
  18. ^ se:"Collection: Traduit de.", worldcat.org. Retrieved 9 November 2021.

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